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★ The BEST Handmade Online Stores | Selling Beautiful Soap, Jewelry, Gifts, Bags & More ★

Updated on February 16, 2016

Where To Find Unique Christmas & Birthday Gifts

This lens lists all of the best shops from the popular handmade marketplaces of Etsy and Folksy, plus some other favourites including stand-alone websites. I've split the shops into categories and have included options for plenty of different tastes and pockets!

The purpose is to promote the skills and creativity of craftspeople, plus providing links to amazingly diverse products you will love.

I hope you enjoy browsing :-)

Ice-cream soap made by Soapy Love - Click here to visit the shop.

Why Buy Handmade?

There are so many reasons to buy handmade rather than only buying from high street chains, and in my opinion the following points are the most encouraging reasons to cross over to the world of handmade :

1) Much friendlier, more personal customer service

2) Original, unique and often one-of-a-kind designs

3) The artist behind the items really appreciates your custom

4) There is the real possibility that the artist will accept personal requests and create a custom item just for you...all you have do do is ask!

5) The artist often puts plenty of thought into packaging your purchase to make it more special and fun to unwrap

6) You are helping someone to carry on being able to do something they love

7) The quality is usually higher because of the heart, attention and care put into handmade products

8) There are items available for every taste and pocket

I really hope that you consider buying handmade in the future if you don't already - just think of the independent artists you are supporting all over the world!

Silver Birdhouse Necklace


Rainbow Factory


Craft Kits For Making Your Own Gifts & Products

This is a selection of top-rated craft kits to while away an enjoyable weekend or give as a creative gift:

Soap Sewing Kit


Cement Vases


Mini Journal Set

Beautiful hand-stitched journals.
Beautiful hand-stitched journals. | Source

Needle Felted Owls


Plushies and Softies

Cute cuddly character toys.

Knitted Colourblock Cushions


Pig Bandit Softie


Personalised Handmade Items Make Awesome Gifts!

Custom-made wooden boats.
Custom-made wooden boats. | Source

Hand Bound Ribbon Stitch Book


Retrofied Tote Bag


Needle Felted Sheep Mobile


Tie Lab Necktie


Recycled Sweater Coats

Amazing sweater creation.
Amazing sweater creation. | Source

My Jewellery Shop

A shameless plug for my jewellery shop, The Wellington Boot :-)

Pendleton Wool Pillow


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